You are in your ninth week of classes now. Today's tip addresses the question that I've been asked by a lot of students lately: What is the best way to catch up if I am behind in my reading for one or more courses?
- Make your priority staying on top of the current readings for class. You will then be able to follow the class discussions.
- Fit in back reading as you can in small chunks (one case at a time).
- On the weekend, read first for your Monday and Tuesday classes for the upcoming week. Then use extra time for catch-up reading.
As you approach the Thanksgiving Break, you do not want to be behind in your reading or your outlining. Stay focused now and get caught up so you will be in the best position possible when doing your core studying for finals.
Dual degree and other students taking non-law graduate level courses must have the permission of the Associate Dean for Student Life. Registration for these courses occurs BEFORE law school registration. Law students thus need to do the paperwork now if they want to take these courses. The rules are set out in the Student Handbook on page 14: http://www.law.louisville.edu/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/Student. The form you need to fill out is attached.
It’s happening here – another “brief” break!! Students, staff, and faculty are invited to the Cox Lounge, Thursday October 14, for a brief break from their computers and their books. We’ll have every variety of Krispy Kreme you can imagine! So please join us anytime between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m.
Dual degree and other students taking non-law graduate level courses must have the permission of the Associate Dean for Student Life. Registration for these course occurs BEFORE law school registration. Law students thus need to do the paperwork now if they want to take these courses. The rules are set out in the Student Handbook on page 14: http://www.law.louisville.edu/sites/www.law.louisville.edu/files/Student . The form you need to fill out is attached.
Judge Edwin Schroering, Gregory Cinnamon, and Jim Chen
On October 6, invited guests attended the 2010 Alumni Awards Banquet to honor several individuals who have made significant contributions to the legal community and to the work of the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law.
Among the distinguished honorees were Barbara Lewis, the 2010 Alumni Fellow and Tom Blackburn, recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award. Additionally, the following faculty were acknowledged as the first recipients of the Jonathan N. Helfat Endowment Award: Karen Jordan, Les Abramson, and Tony Arnold.
Many thanks to the staff, faculty, alumni, students and members of the Black Law Students Association who planned and attended the event.
The Law School's mid-term break is on Monday. This long weekend is the perfect opportunity to get caught up with outlining in each of your courses. Try these tips:
- For each course, calculate how many weeks behind you are in the outline.
- Start with the course that is most caught up and finish that outline first. Then work on the next outline that has the fewest weeks to catch up and so forth.
- If you are equally behind in several outlines, start with the course that you think you can do most quickly.
- If you have not started any outlines, decide which outline will be the easiest to do and complete it first. Next easiest and so forth.
- Block off time in your schedule to work on each outline over several days, rather than expect to find 8 or 10 hours straight for outlining.
- Set goals for when each outline will be current. Try to have all outlines completed within 10 days – the earlier the better.
- You will need to sacrifice weekend “fun” time to get on top of your outlining so that you only have to add new material each week.
Congratulations to Dean Becker, Professor Smith, Professor Hall and his wife, Stephanie, of The Subconscionables, who took first place! They were followed by The Fiduciaries in second place and 100% Legal in third.